All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst’

Pope Francis Boots “Bishop of Bling”

On Wednesday, German bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst, aka the “bishop of bling” was temporarily expelled from the Pope’s diocese pending the result of a church inquiry into his lavish 31 million-euro ($42 million) residence. The German church is currently carrying out an investigation into his role in the multi-million dollar home construction. There has been no word from the Vatican …

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Pope Francis Expels Limburg Bishop

Pope Francis temporarily expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday, due to his $42.7 million project to build a new residence. The Pope refused to completely remove Bishop Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst from his post in Limburg, though many associated with the Holy See had called for it. Pope Francis is known for his affinity towards a more toned-down …

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